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Fairmont Kea Lani
Maui, Hawaii

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In Hawaiian, Kea Lani means “heavenly white”, a fitting description for the white façade of the all-suite and villa luxury resort located in Wailea, Maui. The conceptual design of Fairmont Kea Lani began in 1986 by architect Jose Luis Ezquerra. Though the Kea Lani is an architectural descendant of Las Hadas in Manzanillo, Mexico, Ezquerra was enthusiastic about justifying the Kea Lani concept culturally. He sought a link between two other Hawaiian landmarks: The Royal Hawaiian Hotel which represents the first luxury accommodation in the state, and Iolani Palace, the royal home of Hawaii’s King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani.

Fairmont Kea Lani’s distinctive architecture is inspired by two Hawaiian landmarks: Iolani Palace and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

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